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    Criminal analysis of "The Tell Tale Heart"

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    Why does the narrator/murderer confess at the end? What's your analysis of his psychology?

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    Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart" is a classic read in most high school and college literature classes, because it focuses on issues of who cares for other people, the elderly and whether people are missed once they are dead.

    In the narrator's case, the issue is him defending his sanity to other person (you the reader), while all the time covering up the fact that he had killed an elderly man. Although the murder occurs as the old man is crying out ...

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    Edgar Allen Poe introduces us to a man defending his criminal acts, but who shows his guilt.